Prepare to be a business leader in three years with Southern New Hampshire University’s one-of-a-kind 3-Year Honors Program in Business Administration. Use the fourth year to earn your master's degree or start your career. This unique accelerated program:
Third-year business administration majors act as consultants, completing projects for real companies and organizations, through the New Paradigm Design experience. Students recently have worked with Debra Keating Electrolysis, RE, New England Cupcakery, Granite United Way - ELS and Capital Region Food Program, gaining valuable professional and academic experience.
Classes are interdisciplinary "modules" rather than traditional three-credit courses, taught in the time frame of the regular semester. You’ll take all your courses with the other three-year students in your year, but live (or commute) and participate in activities with students from across the university, just like your peers. You’ll earn the same number of credits – 120 – as students in four-year bachelor’s degree programs.
The program integrates course content into unique learning experiences, with core courses satisfying general education and major requirements. For example, instead of taking Public Speaking as a separate course, three-year honors students fulfill the public speaking requirement through required class, client and public presentations. The program also incorporates liberal arts and business courses.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of majoring in business administration at SNHU include:
Many 3-Year honors alumni remain close to SNHU and are often asked to speak on alumni panels or attend networking sessions to benefit our current students in the program. Our 3-Year graduates are primed for success and have gone on to careers and leadership positions with such companies as:
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for all human resources, training and labor relations managers and specialist occupations is expected to grow 7 percent to 13 percent through 2022. Trained leaders, such as those who have graduated with an accelerated business administration degree, should see a growing demand for their skills.
SNHU's 3-Year Honors Program in Business Administration isn’t a four-year program compressed into three years. You can save a year of tuition and other college costs with no weekend, break, summer or overload courses. You can enjoy college life and participate in student activities and athletics, just like four-year students.
Six Semesters, 120 Credits
You'll earn 120 credits in the accelerated 3-Year Honors Program, the same as students in traditional four-year bachelor’s degree programs. You'll attend for two 15-week semesters each year for three years, from early September until early May – the same semester schedule four-year students follow.
A Competency-Based Approach
Material covered in the 3-Year Honors Program is interdisciplinary and taught in "modules" rather than traditional courses. For example, the information technology module has students taking IT100 and IT210 in one semester, but in two separate seven-week formats. The program is based on students developing competencies in:
Apply Your Knowledge
Each semester ends with a weeklong “integrating experience.” You and your classmates will work in teams on real business challenges, using the relevant knowledge you've obtained throughout the semester.
Teams of four to five students will spend the week working together on creative solutions, then present their research and recommendations to their professors, just as if they were presenting to supervisors, board members and shareholders in the business world. Grades are team-based as a result of 360-degree performance evaluations, mirroring best practices in the work environment.
In addition to participating in the integrating experiences, 3Year honors students gain valuable professional experience during their senior year by running a consulting firm, New Paradigm Design. Student consulting teams work for professional clients, conducting research and developing creative solutions for real business challenges.
Free elective Credits: 6
An education from Southern New Hampshire University is a smart investment for your future. It’s an affordable investment, too. We believe that college should change your life, not break the bank. That’s why more than 90 percent of our students receive some form of financial aid, and students with a GPA of 2.5 and higher could receive up to $18,000 in grants and scholarships.
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